RIbt Audition

The next audition for Rhode Island’s ballet theatre will be held Thursday, January 9th, 2020 at 6:30pm, for serious students ages 9 to 17. Audition fee is $20. Send note to reserve spot or call 847-5301. Audition is in the form of a class, no special preparation required.  Looking for strong dancers with a drive to perform to their limits. Training location is at RI Ballet Arts Academy, 7728 Post Road, Post Road Plaza in North Kingstown, RI.


Nancy McAuliffe, Artistic Director




2018-2019 Program Book

Rhode Island’s ballet theatre is developing its Company Program booklet for the 2018 season. This booklet will be distributed at all RIbt events during the remainder of 2018 and 2019, with page inserts for specific performances.  It is now open through Dec 3rd, 2018, for advertisers.  Online advertising purchasing, and additional advertising information is available by selecting the Program Advertising button below.

RIbt April Performances

Press Release



Rhode Island’s ballet theatre

Artistic Director Nancy McAuliffe


RIbt Dancers Busy in April!

Rhode Island’s ballet theatre (RIbt) dancers will be busy in April, with a number of dance performances.  Starting with the First Light Funeral on April 14th at the Newport Art Museum, the dancers will be performing as part of the Newport Arboretum organization’s tribute to Newport Beeches by the first night Lighting of the Beeches, starting at the Newport Art Museum.  The event will include a celebratory New Orleans style funeral party for the Newport Art Museum’s beloved European Fernleaf Beech.


Next they will perform on 24 April at the Bellevue House in Newport as part of a Garden and Ballet Event featured in Newport’s week long (April 16-24) Daffodil Days.  Then they follow on 28 April by a solo performance by Madeline Kment at the Newport Art Museum as part of the Newport County’s Arts and Cultural Alliance (ACA) Annual Meeting, which will include performances by talented young artists. Finally RIbt dancers will perform with the North Kingstown Community Chorus in their Spring Concert series, on 30 April and 1 May.


Artistic Director Nancy McAuliffe says, “If you’re a dancer, you dance!   You dance in all sorts of venues, not just on the stage.  From these events our dancers will get good experiences in the variety of ways the dancer needs to connect with the audience.”


Rhode Island’s ballet theatre (RIbt) is a non-profit pre-professional training company for the region’s 9-18 year old ballet dancers. The Company holds class and rehearsals on Thursday evenings. Call 401-847-5301 for more information or visit RIbt’s website  www.riballet.org.


For more information on the events, visit www.newportarboretum.orgwww.newportartmuseum.org, http://daffodillion.com/daffydays/, http://www.nkchorus.org/


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Another Collaboration with South Kingstown High School Orchestra

This season RIbt dancers will again collaborate with the South Kingstown High School Orchestra in a combined performance. This was originally proposed by Don Smith, Director of Instrumental Music, at South Kingstown High School, in 2013.  The combined holiday performance was a wonderful experience for dancers and musicians alike and Don Smith requested another collaboration performance for the fall of 2014.  Dates and performance programs are being worked out.

RIbt Dancers Perform at 2014 ACA Annual Board Meeting

Photos from the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Newport County’s Annual Board meeting, where the RIbt dancers performed Steam Heat (Fosse) and the Can-Can.

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